MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Second baseman Brian Dozier is no longer with the Minnesota Twins.
Dozier, a fan-favorite and leader in the Twins’ clubhouse, was traded Tuesday to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Team officials said the Twins received infielder Logan Forsythe, first base/outfield prospect Luke Raley and right-handed pitcher Devin Smeltzer in exchange for Dozier.READ MORE: Supply Chain Issues: How Are Global Shortages Affecting Local Customers?
In 104 games this season with the Twins, Dozier was hitting .224 with 16 home runs and had 52 RBI. He also had a .402 slugging percentage and a .708 on base plus slugging percentage.
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Forsythe played in 70 games for the Dodgers this year, hitting .207 with 10 doubles, two homers, 13 RBI and 18 runs scored.
It’s just one of several moves the Twins have made before Tuesday’s non-waiver trading deadline. The Twins have also traded relief pitcher Zach Duke, infielder Eduardo Escobar, relief pitcher Ryan Pressly and starting pitcher Lance Lynn.MORE NEWS: Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo Will Not Seek 3rd Term
The Twins are eight games behind Cleveland in the American League Central Division with 57 games left. Dozier heads to a Dodgers squad that has a half-game lead in the National League West Division, and could contend for a spot in the World Series.